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2014-05-27 08:28:56

CARSON CITY, Nev., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ValueOptions(®), a health improvement company specializing in mental and emotional wellbeing and recovery, has teamed up with McKesson to provide integrated physical and behavioral care management for thousands across Nevada through the formation of Nevada Medicaid's Health Care Guidance Program. This program has been approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in accordance with a section 1115 waiver of the Social...

2014-05-24 08:20:54

CHICAGO, May 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services in Washington, has awarded a 5-Star Rating to The Villa at Windsor Park Nursing and Living Center, a Villa Healthcare nursing facility located at 2649 E. 75th in Chicago. Fewer than 10% of all facilities nationwide achieve this honor, which reflects excellence in programming, facility and facility management, patient care, medical practices, staffing, amenities and patient satisfaction.Currently, The...

2014-05-22 23:02:41

Business Process Outsourcing Company Partnering with Deloitte Consulting LLP to Offer Free Webinar King of Prussia, PA (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 TMG Health, the leading national provider of Business Process Outsourcing solutions to the Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D and Managed Medicaid markets, announced today that it will host a live, complimentary webinar entitled, “Challenges in Managing Medicaid Health Plan Populations: New Strategies and Technology” on Wednesday, June 4, 2014,...

2014-05-22 12:25:11

Recognized for Lowering Medicare Beneficiaries' Hospital Readmissions LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty-eight Capital District region healthcare organizations have been named recipients of 2014 IPRO Quality Awards. The awards, given annually by IPRO, recognize organizations and professionals that demonstrate a commitment to improving the quality of care provided to New York's Medicare beneficiaries. IPRO is the Medicare Quality Improvement...

2014-05-21 23:11:56

CMS has very specific requirements for provider-based entities, as the May 19 issue of Atlantic Information Services’s Report on Medicare Compliance explains. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 Anxiety about compliance with CMS requirements for provider-based entities is running high, as hospitals face audits and the future of the supplemental reimbursement hangs in the balance. And some hospitals share provider-based space with a separate freestanding clinic that does not have the...

2014-05-20 16:25:30

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) President and CEO Mark Merritt issued the following statement on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) final Medicare Part D rule: "We're encouraged that the final Medicare Part D rule appears to follow through on CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner's commitment to table most of the proposals for 2015, which raised serious concerns among patient groups and...

2014-05-20 12:33:37

With Retirement Health Care Costs Set to Exceed Social Security Benefits, IRI to Offer Members HealthView Prime Advisor Planning Tool WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With retiree health care costs on a path to exceed Social Security benefits for many Americans, the Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) today announced a partnership with HealthView Services, the leading provider of retirement health care cost data, to help financial advisors address the retirement health care...

2014-05-20 08:33:37

Hospice Hub will begin to offer outsourcing services for stakeholders affected by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services' new requirements regarding the management of Part D Prior authorizations PITTSBURGH, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. hospice industry is shaken by complex policy reforms initiated by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Effective May 1, 2014, the industry is looking for answers to a newly required process mandating communication of...

2014-05-19 20:21:57

CHICAGO, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Member hospitals participating in UHC's Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) have made significant improvements in patient care, resulting in the prevention of 23,105 harmful or undesirable hospital-related events and readmissions. UHC was selected in 2010 to serve as a HEN in the Partnership for Patients initiative being conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS') Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Data from UHC's...

2014-05-16 23:00:47

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence this week announced the expansion of the Healthy Indiana Plan, which would qualify hundreds of thousands of Hoosiers for Medicaid via the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 Indiana Gov. Mike Pence this week announced the expansion of the Healthy Indiana Plan, which would qualify hundreds of thousands of Hoosiers for Medicaid via the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare. The proposal will undergo a 30-day review in Indiana before it is...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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